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Fortnite’s South Korean launch accompanies an 8.3 million concurrent player peak

Fortnite’s South Korean launch accompanies an 8.3 million concurrent player peak

It sure looks like Fortnite has been a hit in South Korea, with the battle royale title experiencing its highest concurrent player counts yet.

In an interview, Korea spokesperson Sung Chul Park for developer and publisher Epic Games told Korean outlet Inven that Fortnite’s concurrent player count now sits at around 8.3 million worldwide. Epic later confirmed this figure, in English, to VG24/7.

Fortnite’s launch in the country was accompanied by a series of in-game challenges in association with local PC bang internet cafes, encouraging players to partake in the game’s usual challenges while logged in at one of the stores.

Server issues plagued Fortnite when it peaked at 3.4 million users back in February this year. It appears Epic’s servers have improved to cope with demand since then.

As concurrents increase, so does the overall number of players getting swept up in the battle royale phenomenon. In August alone, 78.3 million people logged in to board the battle bus.


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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